Colony Juniors slump at Bay

Colony Park Juniors once again dominated the early play in their second visit to Cruden Bay this season but by half time found themselves 2 -0 down with Callan Turriff conceding a penalty and picking up a yellow card. Worse was to follow when the Bay were awarded a second penalty after half time and Turriff and Peter Douglas picked up second yellow cards to see the Juniors reduced to nine men. Despite the numerical disadvantage the Juniors went on to score a 20 yard screamer from Barry Peden for a 3-1 final score. Colony face a trip to their fellow League newcomers Portgordon Victoria this Saturday.

Colony Park 19s applied pressure right from the off against Ellon Meadows with an early attempt on goal by Nicol Binnie just going wide. Minutes later from a Euan Lawrie corner the ball being cleared only as far as Binnie and this time his shot was heading wide until an Ellon defender deflected the ball into his own net to give Colony the lead. Lawrie again on the left hit a low cross which was turned in by Craig Smith. Ellon were not dealing well with corners or clearing their lines and when a Shaun Reid corner was cleared only as far as Darren Coutts he punished the visitors with a third goal from 20 yards. Rory Macdonald grabbed a fourth following up a Daniel Stalker shot that the visiting keeper could only parry into his path to secure a 4-0 victory.

Colony Park 17s went top of the league but not in the easy manner that they expected against MBC who they knocked eight past last week. A fast start and some good goals saw Colony finish the first half leading 5-1. Walls grabbed a hat-trick with Roddie and Smith getting the other goals. It was MBC who restarted the stronger quickly getting another goal to make it 5-2. Then goals from Battensby and Crisp took Colony to what should have been a very comfortable 7-2 lead however Colony lost their shape and could not clear their lines at times and MBC came fighting back and scored three quick goals taking the game back to 7-5 and looking like setting up a nervy finish, but it was left to Captain Walls to claim his 4th goal with an amazing finish.

Colony Park 16’s were in President cup action with a place in the semi-finals up for grabs. C league Portlethen were the obstacle in the way and were quickly brushed aside with the Park team in no mood to slip up. Colony had most of the ball early on but inspired goalkeeping kept the scoreline blank until a cross cum shot from Lukas Kennedy caught out the keeper and dropped over his head to open the scoring and Dean Still added a second with 20 minutes gone. All five subs were introduced on the half hour mark and they injected a bit more pace into the game and Greg Wood grabbed himself a hat-trick in 5 miniutes to give Park a 5- 0 half-time lead.The second half started slowly and Colony were reduced to ten men rather harshly as Lukas Kennedy was sent off for a second bookable offence.

This seemed to spark life into the game again, despite being a man down Colony continued to play a possesion game and added a further seven goals with Luke Munro getting a well deserved hat-rick Dean Still adding two to complete his hat-rick and Grant Dawson scoring two.

Colony Colts 16s fell to a 2-0 home defeat by Formartine in a game that for long spells appeared to have 0-0 written all over it. Midway through the second half they gave away a soft goal and lost a second in the last minute.